Museum Mondays: Ashe to Amen
July 15th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Reginald F. Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture –
The traveling exhibition, Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery is currently being shown at the Reginald F. Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture until September 29th. The exhibition, curated by Leslie King-Hammond, Ph.D., graduate dean emerita and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), will present African-American artists’ interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions through historic and contemporary art at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Ashe to Amen is among the first scholarly explorations into how the Bible has informed the multicultural African-American community’s evolving artistic expression. This exhibit will showcase a wide range of expressions of faith and the interpretations of African American Christians. It will follow the themes of creation, revelation, faith, liberation, and identity by exploring works of African American artists dating as far back to the late 19th century. This exhibit promises to be very beautiful and interesting.
For more information and admission prices, visit the museum’s website.